For hundreds of years the Maasai people "have moved their herds of cattle and goats across thousands of miles in Kenya and Tanzania." Now their lands are over-grazed and wildlife is in danger. How will this people of long standing traditions adapt and change to save the natural world they need to survive? Photographs take us straight into this world so far from our own with its bonds and principles. These kids aren't walking the halls of the middle school...they're herding the valued herds while their fathers guard against roaming lions and their mothers cook and care for the young. Everyone has an important role and responsibility. A great multicultural read.
Only the Mountains Do Not Move (Vanishing Culture Series)
Lee & Low, October 2011